11/29/2005

New Orleans to get free public Wi-Fi service

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:26 pm

Looking to add a bright spot for citizens still recovering from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Tuesday is expected to unveil a free municipally owned wireless Internet access system.

Published reports say the city’s Mayor, Ray Nagin, will announce the 512K bit/sec Wi-Fi network, which will also be used by police and local government activities.

According to The Times Picayune , most of the systems’ equipment was donated and the city will run the operation - at least initially. The network will span the city’s central business district and the French Quarter at first but will grow in the future.

Source: networkworld

 

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